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Monster postcards from Japan

Happy Halloween everyone! Check out these fun and spoooky postcards from Japan I just got! Some monsters are familiar, others may not be!

The woman on the upper left is the best, I think. She’s an ubume.

After the candy and parties tonight, you might want to sit down with a good, and bone-chilling book. I’d recommend ZOO and Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse, both by our very own Otsuichi!

Ten Billion Days In The House!


The book that glows in the dark! It’s true. Sadly, my cheap little cellphone camera isn’t sensitive enough to take a useful picture of the book cover glowing in the dark but it does. So when you get your copy next month, and leave it on the coffee table and then wake up at one o’clock in the morning to get a glass of water, don’t freak out when you walk through your living room and see a GIANT GLOWING THUMBPRINT…uh, I mean GALAXY!





Don’t fight, you’re both right.

Fantasy casting for ALL YOU NEED IS KILL?

Note: We have nothing to do with the film version of All You Need Is KILL, and we hear the news when everyone else does—when it hits the Internet.

As many of you already know, All You Need Is Kill is in development at Warner Bros. A script is approved, a director is attached, and now the hunt is on for an actor to play Keiji:

Of course, Hollywood being Hollywood, fidelity to the source text isn’t exactly at a premium. Some months ago, Ryan Gosling was rumored to have received an offer! Well, at least he was young. Then, last week, it was this famous star who got the offer:

Yep, Brad Pitt. Clearly, the story of a young Japanese soldier in a grim future of alien war has been changed. Anyway, over the weekend, a new story broke. Now the film is to be called We Mortals Are, and this guy has been offered the lead role:

Well, at least Tom Cruise is brunette? Personally, I’m surprised that one of the few Asian-American superstars in Hollywood hasn’t been tapped for the role yet:


Keanu Reeves could work? Maybe? Anyway, what do you think? Got any bright ideas for casting the film? This is just a conversation—we have nothing to do with the film—but play casting director and leave us a comment!

Personally, I have what I think is a great idea for the character of the Full Metal Bitch:

Everyone loves Alison Pill, am I right?

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